Clearfield Expands Network Design Flexibility

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, has announced an addition to its YOURx terminal product line, the company said.

Consistent with Clearfield´s commitment to designing flexible fiber termination and distribution systems, the new YOURx Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) is a craft-friendly, outside plant (OSP)-rated housing that configures to meet the business goals for any fiber distribution and drop cable network. Designed unlike any other terminal on the market, the YOURx MPT fits into any business model, giving the network designer the flexibility to balance labor and capital expense cost effectively.

Over the next five to seven years, Deloitte reports that the US will require an estimated USD 130 billion to USD 150 billion in fiber investment to support technologies such as 5G. Many of the new 5G small cell radio sites require duplex drop cables from the terminal out to the radio equipment. The drop ports of the YOURx MPT are large enough to accept two LC connectors through each port. Another common two-fiber application is business class services–one fiber for transmit and another for receive.

Ideal for the distribution and drop portion of any fiber network, the YOURx MPT offers the options to deploy with optical component or mid-span capabilities, in-terminal splicing or for consolidation of termination locations if desired. Network designers have the option to utilize the MPT features to provide patch-only, patch-and-splice or MPO connectors. The options for connectors, splicing and optical components support limitless configurations. Fiber connector choice is a distinct, added advantage over traditional hardened fiber optic connector (HFOC) terminals.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for communications networks. For more information, visit www.SeeClearfield.com.